January 10, 2008 Subject:
I agree with the other posts that this is an excellent single disc show, perfect for passing on to friends and strangers (as long as the politics of Not in Our Name aren't offensive to their Republican (non)sensibility). The quality is crisp and clear, and the playing is solid and purposeful. It definitely has that sunny afternoon sound, as opposed to the Saturday night rager (though sts9 is good all of the time, instantly).
I dragged two friends and a bottle of wine to Stern Grove for this free show, and we perched up on the distant hillside amongst the eucalyptus. I believe it was my second time seeing sts9 after hsmf '01, and this disc still gets more play than most any other.
March 31, 2007 Subject:
...a 5 Star must have
This is a must have 1 set show. The recording is superb and the set list aint bad either.
Slight Shift>Luma Daylight,Baraka,Mischief of a Sleepwalker,Since 7th,Today,GLOgli,Evasive>KAMUY,Not in Our Name*,murph,Really What?
*= MC Scottrahedron and Saul Williams
Cory Ferber -
July 25, 2003 Subject:
Perfect one disc show
This is a great single set show on one disc for all fans. This crisp recording really captures the sound of this free outdoor afternoon show. It is excellent starting point for those unfamiliar with STS9. I believe this is a perfect show for any fan because the solid playing and diverse setlist within a single disc format. This is a great show to pass on to your friends or family!!
The set features some new songs from their new album Live At Home, along with some Sound Tribe classic like Baraka, Kamuy, Mischeif of a Sleepwalker. It also features special guest MC Scotty performing on their collaboration, "Not In Our Name", a politically charged song that was a huge crowd pleaser at Stern Grove.
SOUNDCHECK: L1nQs, Circus, Once Told
STS9 also performed a 20+ minute soundcheck that was not caught on tape. It opened with a new song from "Live at Home" called L1nQs (also played on 7.5.03), as well as a partial version of Circus and different version of Once Told. This unique version of Once Told had no introduction and contained an extended guitar solo by Hunter Brown which usually does not appear in this song. I'm assuming they were checking his levels so they needed him to go off. Hopefully the boys will bust out this altered version again somday. Soundcheck also included bits and peices of other sonds such as Rily Wut and Monkey Music.